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There are seven articles in part one of the August 7 and 14, 2006 double issue:

COMMENT
"The 'IC' Factor " by Hendrik Hertzberg: Are George W. Bush and conservatives forgetting something when they challenge the "Democrat" party?

TALK OF THE TOWN

  • "Home Alone at MOMA" by Lauren Collins: An after hours party for the younger-set.
  • "Hit and Run" by Nick Paumgarten: A man was killed by a bus nearly five years ago. End of story?

    LETTER FROM BERUIT
    "The Battle for Lebanon" by Jon Lee Anderson: Has Israel's assault weakened Hezbollah - or made it stronger?

    SHOUTS & MURMURS
    "The Bush Quiz" by Paul Slansky: The twentieth hundred days of the Bush administration.

    A CRITIC AT LARGE
    "Late Works" by John Updike: Reviewing the twilight works of writers.

    THE CURRENT CINEMA
    "What If" by Anthony Lane: Helena Bonham Carter can't connect in Conversations with Other Women and one man plays the most dangerous game in 13 Tzameti.

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